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May 18, 2020 Deborah L. Wilhelm, Sylvester Ryan
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Preaching Matters is a praxis text offering practical strategies to new and experienced preachers. The book responds to the call of the USCCB in its document Preaching the Mystery of Faith for “the publication of practical resources that will help renew the preaching ministry of the Church, so urgent at this time” (5). It takes the theological reflection of the Bishops’ document as a launching point for a fresh discussion about what preaching is and why it is important. In addition,...
Topics: Preaching, homiletics, Catholic Church
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Mar 25, 2020 Alexis C. Kenny
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Married in Mission is a guide for couples called to the complex yet fulfilling world of cross-cultural humanitarian work. With twenty-one interactive exercises concerning marriage and service, this handbook is a means for individuals to purposefully engage with their vocational roles as both spouses and missioners. Kenny has identified seven phases within an extended, international volunteer commitment: the pre-departure periods of (1) discernment and (2) preparation; the (3) beginning, (4)...
Topics: Cross-cultural, mission, couples, exercises, humanitarian work
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Mar 25, 2020 KACTS, Simon C. Kim, Francis Daeshin Kim
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Reflections from the Korean American Catholic faith experience fill the pages of this book, but are not limited to just this particular community. Their reflections also echo the migration patterns of previous religious groups to this country as well as transcending those who are currently navigating their own cultural and faith heritage from various parts of the world. This is why reflections from a particular ethnic faith group are not limited to them, but are also invaluable expressions of...
Topics: KACTS, Korean American Catholics, generation
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Mar 25, 2020 Beverly Phillips, Holly Silcox
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Hattie Belle Kay Williams was born in December of 1922 on South Lake Park Avenue in Chicago, living on that street until her death in 1990. She was a poor but powerful, determined black woman who fought against the powers of public policy using both charity and social action undergirded by her deep and abiding faith in God. In her home, which contained a food pantry and clothes closet, she organized GED classes and classes on self-esteem, sewing, budgeting, cooking. Her outreach into the...
Topics: social justice, Chicago, Catholic, Hattie Williams
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Nov 23, 2019 Ed Foley
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he year 1517 is recognized by most Christians as one that inaugurated the Protestant Reformation and led to unparalleled divisions in Western Christianity. For Franciscans, 1517 was also a year of division. It was that year that Pope Leo X issued his papal bull Ite Vos that officially divided the “first order” Franciscans into Conventuals and Observants (the Capuchins were founded roughly a decade later).In recent years, motivated by multiple factors, First Order Franciscans along with...
Topics: Franciscan, Friars, Roman Catholicism